May 12th – This Date in the Vietnam War

the vietnam veterans memorial at coventry connecticut

This photo was taken at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Coventry, Connecticut. To learn more about this and other Vietnam Veteran Memorials purchase Fallen Never Forgotten here

The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

This timeline is meant to keep track of what was both happening on the battlefield and at home in the USA during the Vietnam war.

1963

President Diem stated in the Washington Post South Vietnam “would like to see half of the twelve thousand US military stationed here leave South Vietnam”

1964

USA Ambassador Lodge says that Buddhist leader Thich Tri Quang is anti-Christian, full of hatred and agitating against the government of Khanh. This took place in a secret meeting. He also claimed that communist infiltration of Buddhists does exist

1968

The Battle of Coral Balmoral is fought by the 1st Australian Task Force  in the north-east end of Saigon. This battle ended june 6

1975

U.S. merchant vessel SS Mayaguez is taken over by Khmer Rouge forces, Marines regain the ship and the crew is released during the Mayaguez incident. The fifteen US men killed and three MIA in this incident would be the last official casualties of the war

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Book

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